Solenne Coutagne visits Smithsonian Libraries

Solenne Coutagne of the Bibliotheque Interuniversitaire de Santé (BIU Santé) in Paris visited the Smithsonian Libraries during a tour of library and museum collections in the DC area. Solenne is the manager of digital projects at BIU Santé, the largest medical library in France.

On 19 April, she met with Martin Kalfatovic and Carolyn Sheffield to discuss digitization initiatives and learn about BHL’s workflows.  While on site, Jacqueline Chapman and Daniel Euphrat provided a tour of the Libraries’ scanning facility and overview of BHL’s scanning operations at the National Museum of Natural History.

As part of her Smithsonian tour, Solenne also met with Leslie Overstreet in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History Rare Books and Lilla Vekerdy in the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology.

BIU Santé has digitized thousands of items related to the history of medicine literature and Solenne was excited to learn more about BHL’s operations and the Internet Archive workflows and equipment.

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Carolyn Sheffield is the BHL Program Manager. In this capacity, she manages day-to-day operations for the consortium and coordinates internal communications between the BHL Secretariat, Technical Team, Members and Affiliates. Prior to joining BHL, Carolyn was the Project Manager for the Field Book Project at the Smithsonian.